Issue Date: 
January 25, 2010



More than 50 volunteers from the University of Pittsburgh’s Faculty and Staff in Service to Community helped distribute food on Dec. 22 during the Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank’s monthly food distribution in the Food Bank’s Duquesne Warehouse. An estimated 800 families were served by the volunteers.



Velma Scantlebury-White (center), the nation’s first African American female transplant surgeon and associate director of the Kidney Transplant Program in Delaware at Christiana Care Health System, headlined a Jan. 15 panel on African American academic surgeons. Sponsored by the Pitt School of Medicine’s Department of Surgery, the panel addressed tips for success in medical school and how to balance family with the rigors of medical training, among other topics. From left, the panelists were P. Dafé Ogagan, a medical resident in Pitt’s Department of Urological Surgery; Tracy Short, a surgical resident at UPMC Mercy; Scantlebury-White; William Simmons, a clinical professor in Pitt’s Department of Anesthesiology; and Pitt medical student Bradley Stephens.


Stephen B. Manuck delivered a Jan. 12 lecture in Posvar Hall to mark his installation as Distinguished University Professor of Health Psychology and Behavioral Medicine in Pitt’s School of Arts and Sciences. Manuck’s lecture, “Honor, Guile, and the New Genetics of Pugnacious Behavior,” was followed by a reception hosted by Pitt Provost and Senior Vice Chancellor James V. Maher.